I had been considering buying the Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow pomade now for months, I have heard so many amazing things about the Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow pomade from the beauty world promising it to revolutionised your brow routine from day one but without a ABH counter in the UK I had to read up on existing reviews and research swatches to try to determine which shade would be best for my recently new ombre – dark blonde to platinum blonde – hair. I was stuck between the Taupe and Blonde shade and even up to clicking ‘buy now’ I was concerned my choice would not be the best match for me and then I wouldn’t be able to return it with it being such a high priced product but I took the risk and went with Blonde following the guidelines on the ABH website; in short it recommends blonde for darker blondes and taupe for platinum blondes. With my darker roots I determined the Blonde would be the best match on that basis. Basically, this was spot on and I’d recommend you all follow that advise if you’re stuck between the two shades.
What with contouring being the key to enhancing cheekbones and jawbones, a highlighter is used on the lighter areas to attract natural light to give you a natural glow. I have been loving the Barry M Contour Kit at the moment and although it has been my ‘go-to’ palette, it only comes with a light powder and not a highlighter so I set out to get one to match my skin tone. I had eye-d up ones from MAC, NARS but then I saw this beautiful Makeup Revolution peach lights highlighter, and I bought it right away. The Makeup Revolution peach lights highlighter is a soft pink toned highlighter and matched my skin perfectly plus with only a £3 price tag I couldn’t not get it!
After mentioning in my recent beauty wishlist post (click here to view that) I mentioned how I’m lusting over the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge so much so I decided to finally buy it. I have loved the RT brushes for a flawless application and with the sponge promising the same results I was eager to give it a go! I gave up using sponges beforehand because they absorbed more product than I ended up using on my face but they were cheap ones and with the beauty blenders and alike taking the beauty industry by storm I had to get one from my fav gals from Pixiwoo; Sam and Nic Chapman.
I was introduced to the Laura Mercier foundation primer in my first beauty box a few months back! This was my first ever primer and I loved it from the start, so much so I had to repurchase it again, and then again after I finished my first full sized tube from the Latest in Beauty beauty box. See why the Laura Mercier foundation primer is my new favourite makeup step!
This is definitely a much more personal post than my usual but a topic I have a real opinion about. I write this after completing my second year, two thirds completed in about £30,000 so far. I had always wanted to go to Uni, but on reflection I’m not too sure if this was because I wanted too or because of the expectation of going to Uni from College is the expected. I remember being in my tutor group and those not going through UCAS were told not to bother coming in as what we’ll do is pointless to them, so you were blacklisted as a result. This pressure to continue studies was one definitely pushed on everyone and I believed if I didn’t go, I’d be a let down and an outcast. Continue reading to find out more about my controversial uni experience.